Fresh Herb and Garlic Pasta with Shrimp

This was a throw together meal. I wasn’t in the mood to cook a big dinner so I grabbed a few things from the refrigerator and threw them together to make this pasta. We all, kids included, loved this dish and it paired nicely with my House Salad and the Asparagus with Lemon and Feta Cheese. I love a meal that comes together in minutes, tastes fantastic, and everyone likes it. Simple food is my favorite!

Prepare the spaghetti per instructions making sure to season the water well with salt. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup of cooking liquid.

While the pasta is cooking, heat 1 tsp olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Season the shrimp with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Place into the skillet and cook for 1-2 minutes then flip over and cook for 1 minute, or until cooked through. Remove the shrimp from the skillet. Add the remaining olive oil to the same skillet then add the minced garlic and crushed red pepper flakes and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Add the cooked noodles and reserved cooking liquid to the skillet along with the shrimp. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste then add the fresh basil and parsley. Mix evenly then served with finely grated Parmesan. Enjoy.

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Fresh Herb and Garlic Pasta with Shrimp

Yield: 4

Prep Time: 5 min.

Cook Time: 15 min.

Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients:

1/2 lb spaghetti, cooked per instructions
2 tbsp + 1 tsp olive oil
1/2 lb raw shrimp, deveined and tails removed
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
7-8 cloves of garlic, minced
Dash of crushed red pepper flakes (or more if desired)
1/4 cup of fresh basil, chopped
1/4 cup of fresh parsley, chopped
Finely grated Parmesan, to taste

Directions:

Prepare the spaghetti per instructions making sure to season the water well with salt. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup of cooking liquid.

While the pasta is cooking, heat 1 tsp olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Season the shrimp with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Place into the skillet and cook for 1-2 minutes then flip over and cook for 1 minute, or until cooked through. Remove the shrimp from the skillet. Add the remaining olive oil to the same skillet then add the minced garlic and crushed red pepper flakes and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Add the cooked noodles and reserved cooking liquid to the skillet along with the shrimp. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste then add the fresh basil and parsley. Mix evenly then served with finely grated Parmesan. Enjoy.

Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking